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WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — The City of Wilmington is now testing new “smart” meters that accept credit cards. The meters were installed on Monday on the following streets:

· 100 block of Market Street
· 0 block of Ann Street
· 200 block of North 2nd Street

The program will be evaluated in three months, and, if successful, the new meters will be added to other locations in downtown Wilmington. Click here to see a map showing where the new meters were installed.

More information about the meters, including instructions, a video and a survey for parking customers is available here. Customers can also take the survey on their smart phones by scanning the QR code on each of the test meters. Results from the survey will be considered when evaluating the meters.

The new meters accept coins or Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and Discover cards. They feature a lit screen which displays parking rates, hours, time limits and other information.

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